Expert Discussion ONLINE
WHAT DOES BUSINESS WANT TO EXPECT AND MAY EXPECT FROM BUSINESS EDUCATION TOMORROW?
McRae Banks, Dean, Bryan School of Business and Economics
Johan Vanderplaetse, Chairman, Association of European Businesses; President, Russia and CIS, Schneider Electric
Eric Lamarque, Dean of the Sorbonne Graduate Business School (IAE de Paris)
Lin Zhou, Dean of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School
Issues for discussion:
• Can entrepreneurship and startups become a new mechanism for revitalizing business education?
• What do you think of the rapidly growing phenomena of “for-profit” educational companies and centers transforming business education into educational business? Is their growth a short-term fashion or a new trend based on the practical demand of the business community? Or of the forming business community of “Z” generation?
• The core of business education – MBA/EMBA programs – have recently been under severe criticism. How will the new MBA/EMBA programs of leading business schools look in 5 and 10 years?
• Business community argues that time becomes more and more precious. So long term degree programs would have to be replaced by “Lego type sets” of short certificate programs from which the clients may assemble MBA or Master of Science programs. What do you think of such an opportunity?